Abide in me, and I in You

DC4D75A0-32C3-4D01-B6E5-6DC1F51E0A28“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.”
‭‭John‬ ‭15:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Today I had a brief health issue that required minor intervention; yet, it reminded me of my own limitations—my mortality as a human. We sometimes forget how each day is a blessing that we can’t take for granted. Our entire life is dependent on His grace and yet we fail to trust in Him under all circumstances. When we focus on Him and abide in Him, and allow Him to abide in us, our true selves will bear our best fruits and we can experience joy beyond all understanding.

Even a Rose has to Blossom

CE21349C-64A6-448F-B0CA-5884C678D0E1“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:22‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Even a Rose has to Blossom

One of the lessons I have learned in life is that it takes time to get the results one wants. We learn patience when we do not get what we want in our time. Just think—even a Rose has to blossom and that takes time. In our self centered world, we want everything we want immediately. Often, the best things only come with hard work, perseverance and patience. We must keep our eyes on the prize. As I always have told my children, “Do your best, do what’s right and trust in God.”

Thick Skin

A683AE34-2647-4FCF-BD23-D75EED3B8537“It is dangerous to be concerned with what others think of you, but if you trust the Lord, you are safe.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭29:25‬ ‭GNT‬‬

Thick Skin
(not a reference to my Rodan and Fields Global Skincare Business at TheBern.myrandf.com)

One definition of thick skin is the ability to keep from getting upset or offended by things other people say and do. It may be especially difficult when these people are our family and loved ones. But we should always focus on God and do our best and do what is right. Truly this is our greatest freedom from a fallen world. Our self centered society depends on trying to please everyone and on blaming someone for everything; when in reality, that is impossible.